Justine Gilbuena is an illustrator and a one-woman shop from New York with her cat assistant, Peach.
Her tiny online shop opened in May of 2016 with just one item listed, an enamel pin inspired by one of her favorite coming-of-age movies. She started designing for the love of sharing her tiny pieces of art with other people in a more tangible way. Some of her designs are inspired by her childhood, growing up in a Filipino household, surrounded by old Singer sewing machines and danish butter cookie tins filled with needles and thread. She also loves to create items based off of the little things that make her happy: films, books, forest findings, tea and croissants. She hopes that she gets to continue to explore, experiment, and design. But, more than anything, that her work inspires the same sense of nostalgia and wonder that it does for herself.
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